Orange Kush Strain - Everything you need to know and more!
This strain is sometimes called Purple Oranges Fruit strain, THC peel kush, Orange Fuzz Kush, OG Orange, Blood Orange Kush, Orange Widow Strain, and Orange Haze Kush.
What is OG or Kush?The words OG or Kush after a strain mean that the strain was probably bred from OG Kush. This legendary strain has spawned many new strains, including Green Kush, VC Kush, Cali Orange Kush, Golden OG Kush, Cush Bud, Kush Bud, and many more. The main reason so many breeders use this strain to cross with other strains is that it tastes great and is fantastically potent, and it almost always passes these traits on to the strains which are bred from it. OG Kush relatives are often weed types with orange hairs, which could also be called crazy orange hairs. This orange fuzz is basically a sign of quality, meaning you want to see these orange hairs when you're growing. Some strains even have dark orange crystals on them, which is known to be a sure sign of quality.
Terpenes for days on this Orange Kush flower. Photo: @cultura_canabica
Orange Kush: Indica or Sativa?Orange Kush is a 50/50 hybrid. As mentioned before, this is the most desirable of all strains. Orange Kush was created by crossing two dank strains, making it a dankenstein strain. 50/50 hybrids have amazing effects; the cross of Sativa and Indica when balanced can treat a number of hard to treat illnesses. Orange Kush won the High Times’ Cannabis Cup in 1994, and it’s considered to be a pretty potent strain. If you manage to find this strain, we recommend that you grind it up and then give it a whiff, you will begin to truly appreciate why this strain is still popular 25 years after it was created.
Orange Kush geneticsOrange Kush was bred by Green Devil Genetics specifically to have high potency and a great taste. They used OG kush for potency and crossed it with a tasty strain. This gives it a unique taste and a decent potency, even by today’s standards, where the average THC percentage is pretty high. Orange Kush is a great strain for medium-leveled stoners. The two strains crossed together by Green Devil Genetics are:
- Orange Bud
- OG Kush
Orange Kush THC percentageThe average THC potency of hybrids these days is about 13%. Orange Kush blows this out of the water, mainly thanks to its OG Kush parentage. The average phenotype of Orange Kush contains around 20% THC, whereas the strongest phenotypes can measure up to 24% THC. This is why it’s recommended that you leave the grow for the full length of time and dry it properly. This allows for the full taste and potency to be released.
Orange Kush priceThis strain was considered to be a boutique strain when it first came out, however, these days it’s not really considered to be as such. These days it’s still considered to be a dankenstein strain, but only because of its incredible flavor. It’s reasonably cheap, especially compared to newer dankenstein strains. Orange Kush should only be around $10 a gram wherever you are in the world. You may even find it cheaper in the dispensaries in LA.
Orange Kush taste
Thanks to its tasty parents, Orange Kush has a fantastic flavor. Orange Bud is known for its citrus taste, and OG Kush is known for its kushy flavours. This makes it a perfect candidate to stick inside your trusty flower vaporizer. This allows the full taste profile to be unlocked. Mainly because there is no combustion of plant material or of paper. The full taste profile of Orange Kush is:
Orange Kush oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc.Any strain you can get a sufficient quantity of can to be turned into oil, wax, shatter, or edibles. It’s a quite complicated process (or at least it’s dangerous), to make your own shatter, so we don't recommend that you try it. However, if you know what you’re doing, then making your own BHO can be a very good method of taking cannabis in high concentrations, which is sometimes what is needed to treat harder to treat medical conditions. Orange Kush has enough trichomes and a good enough flavor to make some nice concentrate out of.
You can also use any strain you like to make edibles. This is a much easier process, and edibles are probably the most potent form of cannabis. The high is much stronger, lasts a lot longer, and requires the least amount of weed to get you the highest. This is the reason we recommend that you use edibles. You will first have to decarboxylate your cannabis unless you’re using a flower vaporizer, in which case you can just use the leftover buds from your vaporizer to make edibles. Just mix your decarbed weed or your already vaped weed with a fat or oil, and you’re good to go.
Orange Kush is a delicious, potent hybrid. Oh, and it’s beautiful, too! Photo: @farmer_mitas
Whoa! How do we get our hands around this nug? Photo: @4.20seedsuk
|Orange Kush General|
|Relaxed 100%||Stress Relief 100%|
|Sleepy 75%||Depression 95%|
|Happy 70%||Pain Relief 90%||Dizziness 25%|
|Hungry 45%||Insomnia||Anxiety 20%|
|Uplifted 40%||Nausea 75%|
Orange Kush flowering timeOrange Kush takes 7-9 weeks to grow. As mentioned before, we recommend you leave it for the full 9 weeks, because this allows the taste and potency to fully develop. Also, the trichomes will have time to completely cover the buds, giving it a shiny look.
Orange Kush growing tipsAs you can see in the video above, Orange Kush reacts well to SCROG techniques. For a full, in-detail look at how to do this technique, watch the video above.
Orange Kush seedsThe seeds for Orange Kush are available online, but not from the original breeders. This means that you’re gambling on whether or not the seeds are authentic. However, there are some reputable seed shops who do sell these seeds.
Orange Kush yieldThe yield of the Orange Kush strain is 1-3 ounces per foot squared, which is a medium sized yield.
Orange Kush hung to dry. Photo: @farmer_mitas
What is the Orange Kush strain?The Orange Kush strain is a cross between two tasty, potent strains, resulting in one especially potent and tasty strain. At least that was the case when it was first created around 20 years ago. Although many much danker strains have started to take over the market, Orange Kush is still a pretty dank strain. It should be vaped inside a flower vaporiser, so you can fully appreciate the taste of this cracking strain.
- Tasty, dank strain
- Created in the 1990s by crossing Orange Bud and OG Kush
- Should be enjoyed inside a flower vaporiser for maximum flavour potential
- Great taste and balanced effects
- Seeds can be found online, but not from the original breeder
Have you tried Orange Kush before? Let us know what you thought in the comments below.
Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)
Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.
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